Fantastic Four #14: BollocksFish Special

I’ve run out of tropes to pull out of this issue, but I couldn’t leave without paying tribute to what we affectionately termed ‘BollocksFish’ on episode 12 of the show. Namely, the unlikely marine creatures that Namor has on hand to help him carry out the Puppet Master’s plan.

I present to you…

The Hypnofish

Fantastic Four #14, page 8, panel 5

Fantastic Four #14, page 8, panel 5

The Bubble-Fish

Fantastic Four #14, page 8, panel 7

Fantastic Four #14, page 8, panel 7

The Undersea ‘Porcupine’

Fantastic Four #14, page 13, panel 1

Fantastic Four #14, page 13, panel 1

The Conveniently-Placed Giant Clam

Fantastic Four #14, page 14, panel 3

Fantastic Four #14, page 14, panel 3

The Flame-Eater

Fantastic Four #14, page 15, panel 4

Fantastic Four #14, page 15, panel 4

The Engulfing Fungus

Fantastic Four #14, page 16, panel 4

Fantastic Four #14, page 16, panel 4

The Gas-Spewing Coral Thing

Fantastic Four #14, page 19, panel 5

Fantastic Four #14, page 19, panel 5

Crikey, what a load of bollocks!

Script: Stan Lee

Art: Jack Kirby

Inking: Dick Ayers

Lettering: Art Simek

Check out our coverage of Fantastic Four #14 on our twelfth episode: HYPNOFISH!!!

[audio http://traffic.libsyn.com/ffcast/FF_Episode_12.mp3]

 

Advertisements

3 Responses to “Fantastic Four #14: BollocksFish Special”

  1. Seriously, “BollocksFish” ought to be a tag all its own. You never know when more strange fish may appear in future issues.

  2. “BollocksFish” they might be, but this hints at a level of Atlantean genetic manipulation that later writers failed to explore. Instead, they gleefully explored the slam-bang action capabilities of Namor without really exploring how Atlantis might be different than the surface world.

    Plus, it allows for a level of creativity at Marvel that DC often explored with, say, the Flash’s Rogues Gallery, or Doctor Light (before he went all creepy).

  3. […] and very specific ways. We last took a look examples of his exotic aquatic menagerie back in Fantastic Four #14, and the lead story in Fantastic Four Annual #1 is full of what we have affectionately come to term […]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: